Developments in Large Scale Discrete Element Simulations with Polyhedral Particles by Seung Jae Lee
– Practice presentation
Date: 2PM on Nov. 4th (Mon)
Location: B218 classroom (Lower Level), NCEL
– Final defense
Date: 1PM on Nov. 13th (Wed)
Location: Room 2240 at Digital Computer Laboratory (located at the south of Newmark bldg); the floor plan is shown below
Please join and give him a hard time!
Integrated Computational-Experimental Soil Behavior Characterization from Direct Simple Shear Tests on Boston Blue Clay – by Sungwoo Moon
One of our fellow members – Sungwoo Moon – will be defending his Ph.D. dissertation “Integrated Computational-Experimental Soil Behavior Characterization from Direct Simple Shear Tests on Boston Blue Clay”
It would be appreciated if GESO members could the practice presentation on Tuesday. His abstract is attached. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 15th, 9:45 AM
Thursday, October 17th, 9:00 AM
Please join us at 12 pm on Oct. 9th (Wed) in Yeh Center Room 3310
for a presentation by Dr. Norman Abrahamson, Engineering Seismologist at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Adjunct Professor at University of California at Berkeley.
The presentation is entitled: “Developing time histories for seismic design and risk assessment: How much variability should be included?” The attached flyer provides more information regarding the presentation, including an abstract and a short biography of Dr. Abrahamson.
The presentation is sure to be interesting and informative, so we encourage you to attend and give Dr. Abrahamson a warm U of I welcome.
We look forward to seeing you there!
President – Steve Wilk
Vice President – Nathan Liggett
Treasurer – Mohamad Jammoul
Secretary – Lopa Bhaumik
Engineering Council Representative – Jeff Wallace
Social Chair – Aaron Leopold
Webmaster – Thierno Kane
Presentation/Guest Speaker Chair – Erin Dillon
Congratulations to everyone elected!
Prof. Youssef Hashash wins 2014 Ralph B. Peck Award from ASCE.
For more details: http://cee.illinois.edu/youssef_peckaward2014
Our next GESO meeting is this Friday (9/20) at Noon in Yeh Center Room 3310. Professor Olson will give a presentation on “The History of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Illinois,” then we will hold elections to determine the 2013-2014 board of GESO and DFI.
Pizza and refreshments will be served.
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Crystal Lake Park Large Pavilion
Everyone is welcome!!
Please see the attached flyer for further information: GESO_Annual_Picnic_2013
We would like to invite you to attend a GESO Roundtable Meeting tomorrow at 11 AM in Yeh Center Room 3310. Food and refreshments will be provided.
The GeoPrediction student competition team (Navid Jafari and Aaron Leopold) will presenting their paper and competition results, which predict the groundwater table conditions at the time of a slope failure.
The second presentation will be by Alfonso Cerna-Díaz, who will be presenting the paper he and Prof. Olson submitted to GeoCongress, entitled “Comparison of Liquefaction Triggering Methods for Sloping Ground Using Two Flow Failures from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.” Alfonso will be presenting this paper at GeoCongress next week.
Flyer: GESO_ Roundtable20130226
We would like to invite you to the GESO Guest Speaker this Thursday, February 21st at 7 pm in Newmark B218.
Jared Green, P.E, will be giving a presentation on “ACIP Pile In-Place Evaluation: Lessons Learned in Re-Starting a Stalled Project.” Mr. Green completed his graduate degree here at University of Illinois and worked as a student under Professor G. Mesri during that time. He is currently a senior project manager at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Mr. Green will also be at Langan’s booth at the CEE Career Fair the following day (Friday, February 22nd). Thursday’s presentation provides a wonderful opportunity for those seeking internships and full-time employment to interact with Mr. Green in a more casual setting, as well as to learn more about an interesting topic in geotechnical engineering and Langan.
The attached provides more details regarding Mr. Green’s presentation:
PhD Final Defense
Mark Muszynski (Advisors: Scott Olson & Youssef Hashash)
Friday, February 1, 2013
B218 Newmark CE Lab
Public Welcome: 9:00-10:00 AM
Please see this flyer for further information.
Mr. Kenneth Berry (URS) will be giving a talk on Instrumentation of Bluestone Dam:
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
12 PM, Yeh Center Room 3310
Please open this link for further information:
Two Ph.D. students were awarded Ralph B. Peck Award on Nov. 12, 2012 for the outstanding achievements in their Ph.D. research:
Prof. Mesri (Mr. Funk’s research advisor), Mr. Funk, Mr. Kim, and Prof. Hashash (Mr. Kim’s research advisor) from left to right
Mr. Funk and Prof. Mesri
Mr. Kim and Prof. Mesri
The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) is a biennial international conference dedicated to the exchange of new developments in the technology of underground rapid excavation and tunneling on a global scale. The RETC Executive Committee is pleased to offer two funding opportunities for students. The links below provide full guidelines for each.
1) The RETC Attendance Award (provides funding for students to attend the RETC Conference)
2) The RETC Executive Committee Scholarship (provides a $2,500 scholarship to be used for your university expenses)
Some of you maight be interested in a career in the underground engineering and construction industry. Interested students may apply online via www.smenet.org/scholarships.
When: Saturday, October 13th from 11AM – 2PM
Where: Jean Driscoll Pavilion in AMBUCS Park
Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, condiments, and drinks will be provided, courtesy of GESO and DFI.
Please bring a dish to share if possible, though (dessert, fruit, salad, etc.)!
Feel free to also bring your soccer ball, frisbee, or other lawn game to play at the park.
If you need directions to the park, please see this link to the Urbana Park District webpage: http://www.urbanaparks.org/facilities/5.html
Stephen Wilk will be giving a presentation on his masters research. For more information, please see this link.